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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
ly way by Lucullus (ad Att. 1.16. 9), Marius, then consul, Hortensius the father, Metellus Pius, Q. Catulus, and Cicero. After a short stay, he accompanied Lucullus to Sicily, and followed him, in the banishment to which he was sentenced for his management of the slave war in that island, to Heraclea in Lucania, in which town, as being a confederate town and having more privileges than Tarentum, he was enrolled as a citizen. He was in the suite of L. Lucullus,--in Asia under Sulla, again in B. C. 76 in Africa, and again in the third Mithridatic war. As he had sung the Cimbric war in honour of Marius, so now he wrote a poem on this war, which he had witnessed (100.9), in honour of Lucullus. We do not hear whether he finished his poem in honour of Cicero's consulship (100.11); in B. C. 61, when he was already old, he had not begun it (ad Att. 1.16); or whether he ever published his intended Caeciliana, in honour of Metellus Pius. He wrote many epigrams : it is still disputed, whether any
nged to Sulla's party, which was an additional reason for his being singled out by Caesar ; but, for the same reason, he was defended by Cotta and Hortensius, and acquitted by the judges, who were now, in accordance with one of Sulla's laws, chosen from the senate. Caesar, however, gained great fame by this prosecution, and shewed that he possessed powers of oratory which bid fair to place him among the first speakers at Rome. The popularity he had gained induced him, in the following year (B. C. 76), at the request of the Greeks, to accuse C. Antonius (afterwards consul in B. C. 63) of extortion in Greece; but he too escaped conviction. To render himself still more perfect in oratory, he went to Rhodes in the winter of the same year, to study under Apollonius Molo, who was also one of Cicero's teachers ; but in his voyage thither he was captured off Miletus, near the island of Pharmacusa, by pirates, with whom the seas of the Mediterranean then swarmed. In this island he was detained
icial orators, and ere long stood alone in acknowledged pre-eminence; his most formidable rivals, Hortensius, eight years his senior, and C. Aurelius Cotta, now (B. C. 76) canvassing for the consulship, who had long been kings of the bar, having been forced, after a short but sharp contest for supremacy, to yield. Cicero had nowatively speaking a stranger, and certainly unsupported by any powerful family interest, his reputation and popularity already stood so high, that he was elected (B. C. 76) quaestor by the votes of all the tribes. The lot decided that he should serve in Sicily under Sex. Peducaeus, praetor of Lilybaeum. During his tenure of office whole three appeared in the early part of B. C. 44. The imaginary conversation is supposed to have been held in the presence of Cicero, somewhere about the year B. C. 76, at the house of C. Aurelius Cotta, the pontifex maximus (consul B. C. 75), who well sustains the part of a New Academician, attacking and overthrowing the doctr
Clu'vius 4. C. Cluvius, a Roman knight, a contemporary of Cicero, was judex in a suit between C, Fannius Chaerea and Q. Flavius, about B. C. 76. (Cic. pro Rosc. Com. 14.14-16.)
M'. Fonteius in the following order. He was a triumvir, but whether for apportioning land, conducting a colony, or of the public treasury, is unknown. He was quaestor between B. C. 86-83. In B. C. 83 he was legatus, with the title of Pro-quaestor in Further Spain, and afterwards legatus in Macedonia, when he repressed the incursions of the Thracian tribes into the Roman province. The date of his praetorship is uncertain, but he governed, as his praetorian province, Narbonnese Gaul, between B. C. 76-73, since he remained three years in his government, and in 75 sent provisions, military stores, and recruits to Metellus Pius and Cn. Pompey, who were then occupied with the Sertorian war in Spain. His exactions for this purpose formed one of the charges brought against him by the provincials. He returned to Rome in B. C. 73-2, but he was not prosecuted for extortion and misgovernment until B. C. 69. M. Plaetorius was the conductor, M. Fabius subscriptor of the prosecution. With few except
Gabi'nius 7. P. Gabinius Capito was praetor in B. C. 89, and afterwards propraetor in Achaia, where he was guilty of extortion, for which, upoh his return to Rome, he was accused by L. Piso (whom the Achaei had selected as their patronus), and condemned. (Cic. pro Arch. 5, Div. in Caecil. 20.) Lactantius (1.6) mentions him as one of the three deputies who were sent in B. C. 76 to Erythrae to collect Sibylline prophecies.
Here'nnius 7. C. Herennius, was tribune of the plebs in B. C. 80, and opposed a rogatio of L. Sulla, the dictator, for recalling Cn. Pompey from Africa. (Sall. Hist. ii. apud Gell. 10.20; comp. Plut. Pomp. 13.) After the death of Sulla, this Herennius probably joined Sertorius in Spain, B. C. 76-72: since a legatus of that name was defeated and slain by Pompey near Valentia. (Plut. Pomp. 18; Zonar. 10.2; Sall. Hist. iii. fragm. p. 215. ed. Gerlach. min.) Whether C. Herenniss, a senator, convicted (before B. C. 69) of peculation (Cic. in Verr. 1.13.39), were the same person, is uncertain.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Lae'lius De'cimus 1. Was one of Cn. Pompey's lieutenants in the Sertorian war. He was slain in an engagement near the town of Lauro, B. C. 76, by Hirtuleius, a legatus of Sertorius. (Sallust. Schol. Bob. pro Flacc. p. 23.5, Orelli; Frontin. Strat. 2.5.31; Obseq. de Prod. 119.) [HIRTULEIUS.] Lucilius, the satirist, as cited by Cicero (De Or. 2.6), and Cicero himself (lb.) speaks with some contempt of Laelius's pretensions to literature.
Me'mmius 7. C. Memmius, brother, probably, of the preceding (Cic. Brut. 36), married a sister of Cn. Pompey. He was Pompey's propraetor in Sicily, and his quaestor in Spain, during the Sertorian war, B. C. 76, and was slain in battle with Sertorius near Saguntum. (Cic. pro Balb. 2; Plut. Pomp. 11, Sert. 21; Oros. 5.23.)
Octavius 9. Cn. Octavius Cn. N., M. F. (Fasti Capit.), son of No. 7, was consul B. C. 76, with C. Scribonius Curio. He is described as a man of a mild temper, although he was a martyr to the gout, in consequence of which he appears to have lost the use of his feet. As an orator he was of little account. (Cic. Brut. 60, 62, de Fin. 2.28; Sall. Hist. ii. p. 205, ed. Gerl. min.; Obseq. 121.)
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